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Suspect arrested on Second Degree Homicide and Robbery charges in Hendry County

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 22:41:44-05

CLEWISTON, Fla. — The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 18-year-old Cedric Saxton.

Hendry County Sheriffs say Saxton has been identified as a suspect in the homicide of Alister Bernard Greaves Thomas on December 13th in Clewiston.

Sheriffs say. Lieutenant Rowan heard gunshots blocks away on December 13th at approximately 7 pm. Upon arrival Lieutenant Rowan found Thomas lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Thomas was transported to Hendry Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Saxton fled to Alabama, where it was believed he had family.

Macon County authorities placed him under arrest for an outstanding Hendry County warrant for charges of Robbery and 2nd Degree Homicide.

Saxton remains in the Hendry County Jail on charges of Robbery and 2nd Degree Murder.

Saxton is currently being held with no bond.